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HSN715 - Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:
Unit chair:

Alison Booth




H511, H517 and H714 students: enrol via Cloud (online) mode.
H748 students: enrol via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne).
All other students: contact your enrolment officer to discuss enrolling via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne).

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

H511, H517 and H714 students: Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin
H748 students: 1 hour seminar every second week, starting in the first week of trimester.


Nutrition knowledge is continually changing and this provides challenges to those working in the field of nutrition with providing accurate information to individuals or groups. This unit will provide you with the skills to design and evaluate nutrition research studies. Topics to be covered in this unit include: research planning and dissemination; understanding research methodologies; designing, interpreting and critically analysing research studies including qualitative, quantitative and observational research designs, and; human research ethics principles.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Four Cloud (online) multiple choice tests: Total 20%

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